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My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

My Birthing Story – the afterbirth

It was approximately an hour after birth, I was having the magical moments with our new baby daughter and I was starting to feel a bit faint, I wasn't quite with it and I could feel my brain slowing down, almost like I couldn't talk properly and people were there but not there, if that makes sense. I could also feel gushes of blood coming out, which I assumed to be normal at this point, as I know it's normal to loose blood. Jane came back into the delivery suite and explained that she had checked the placenta and there was a little piece missing!VIEW the POST

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

My Birthing Story – Isla Rae Constant

Our appointment was 8am but until we got there we didn't know that they do not induce you until at least 24 hours after your waters break, just in case you do go into labour naturally. I am sure there are other reasons for this, but I am not 100% what they are! Hinchingbrooke have a policy now where if your waters break you are left no longer than 24 hours before they induce you, due to risk of infection, I was told this has very recently changed from 48 hours. My midwife said that it was new to them seeing someone like me in hospital as usually mums go into labour naturally. So there we were, ready to be induced, little did we know that we would have a long wait on our hands that morning. The first thing our midwife, Sharon, wanted to do was to check the baby's ...

The calm before the storm…

It was Saturday, my due date (5th May 2012) and I was feeling very poorly, I’d had braxton hicks all day and it got to about 10pm and I started feeling sick, I had a fever, diarrhoea and the braxton hicks felt a lot worse. I managed to get myself to sleep, only to be woken up in the middle of the night with mild contraction feelings: they passed after an hour and I went to sleep again. I woke up Sunday to have absolutely nothing! Bank holiday Monday, we tried 2 of the things that you are advised to do, to spur on labour but they didn’t work… Still no baby! Tuesday I had braxton hicks all day and evening, but by this time I wasn’t thinking anything of them because I just thought that this baby is never going to come out… Wednesday I had again a lot…

Getting appointments during your pregnancy…

Getting appointments during your pregnancy…

"With both of my pregnancies so far, I have found that getting appointments during your pregnancy are relatively straightforward. From the booking in appointment (at approximately 8 weeks) to all of my midwife check-up appointments (up until the due date), I have never had any issues seeing the midwife. In fact, I have always been very pleased with the communication between the midwives. Typically I have always had about 2 or 3 midwives throughout the pregnancy – this is nothing to worry about though as the midwives all share the responsibilities of their area. If you imagine the daily routine of a midwife can consist of pregnancy check-ups, hospital routines to delivering babies, it would be extremely hard work for just one midwife to cover all bases!" To read more go to the Talkmum blog: http://www.talkmum.com/2012/03/getting-appointments-during-your-pregnancy/